Tail-Wagging Mood Cars

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  1. Julie K

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    I thought for sure this morning that I had fallen into a time warp. Seeing this article convinced me the date must really be April 1. But alas, time travel technology is still missing and this story appears legit:
    http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/2001.../pod_dc_1.html
    "Toyota, Sony Develop Mood-Sharing Tail-Wagging Car"
    Ok, I'll admit I'm very, very attached to my Fiero. But damn, I don't want a car to "greet" me by lighting up 'happy' lights, or monitor my mood to display cutsie messages, or take photos of "special moments" or give me advice on driving.
    Gah, this whole fuzzy/wuzzy/cutsiepoo thing is just too puke inducing.
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    ----the car, which has been designed to show emotion and learn from driver experience----
    So what do you it will do when it learns road rage from it's owner? Flash "I'm gonna f#$%@&* kill you for f#$%#@% cutting me off, you rotten son of a B#$%^", in morse code. [​IMG]
    Just think what will happen when someone says "damn, yer the ugliest fuggin thing to come down the pike since the AZTEC". It'll probably get four flats out of depression. "AWWW, you're feeling blue...here's some prozac with your unleaded. Happy now?" [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, besides all the other problems, that is one bug-ugly car.
    And it has just struck me: If this goes through, Sony and Toyota should merge and rename themselves the Sirius Cybernetic Corporation...
    (For those who haven't read Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, this is a company that marketed robots with "Genuine People Personalities" as "Your Plastic Pal Who's Fun to Be With!" Somehow, this idiocy with this car seems to fit with this demented view of the universe.)
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    I wonder what it'll do when your teenage son borrows the car to take that girl to the prom. Or more importantly, what it'll do AFTER the prom.
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    Probably start wandering all over the freeway chasing Tailpipe!
     
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    I liked the first time they invented this...
    when it was called CHRISTINE. [​IMG]
    Have the engineers NOT seen that film??
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